rise

Rise almost always has to do with something that’s becoming taller or higher, like when you rise from your chair or your grades that rise when you study harder.

As a verb, rise can mean anything from "get up" to "increase" to "rebel" to "return from the dead." As a noun, it can be an upward movement, a little hill, a wage increase, a price hike, or even the length from the waistband to the center seam on a pair of jeans — with a low rise, those fashionable jeans don't cover much of your mid-section, which is why denim shopping with Mom can make anger rise in both of you!

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: rise

1
vn
move upward
the act of changing location in an upward direction
2
vn
increase in value or to a higher point
increase in price or value
3
v
come into existence; take on form or shape
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: rise
1

v move upward

Synonyms:
arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, uprise
Antonyms:
come down, descend, fall, go down
move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
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scend, surge
rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave
climb, climb up, go up, mount
go upward with gradual or continuous progress
soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom
rise rapidly
go up
be erected, built, or constructed
rocket, skyrocket
shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
bubble
rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles
uplift
lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces
chandelle
climb suddenly and steeply
steam
rise as vapor
ascend, come up, uprise
come up, of celestial bodies
scale
climb up by means of a ladder
escalade
climb up and over
ramp
creep up -- used especially of plants
mountaineer
climb mountains for pleasure as a sport
billow, wallow
rise up as if in waves
ride
climb up on the body
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v come up, of celestial bodies

“The sun also rises
Synonyms:
ascend, come up, uprise
Antonyms:
go down, go under, set
disappear beyond the horizon
Type of:
arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, uprise
move upward

v rise up

“The building rose before them”
Synonyms:
lift, rear
Types:
hulk, loom, predominate, tower
appear very large or occupy a commanding position
Type of:
appear, look, seem
give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

v rise to one's feet

Synonyms:
arise, get up, stand up, uprise
Antonyms:
sit, sit down
take a seat
lie, lie down
assume a reclining position
sit, sit down
be seated
lie
be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
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Types:
take the floor
stand up to dance
Type of:
change posture
undergo a change in bodily posture

v get up and out of bed

“They rose early”
Synonyms:
arise, get up, turn out, uprise
Antonyms:
bed, crawl in, go to bed, go to sleep, hit the hay, hit the sack, kip down, retire, sack out, turn in
prepare for sleep

v come to the surface

Synonyms:
come up, rise up, surface
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emerge
come up to the surface of or rise
resurface
reappear on the surface
bubble up, intumesce
move upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating; also used metaphorically
swell, well
come up, as of a liquid
Type of:
ascend, go up
travel up, "We ascended the mountain"

v go up or advance

Synonyms:
climb, mount, wax
Antonyms:
wane
become smaller
Types:
jump
increase suddenly and significantly
advance, gain
rise in rate or price
Type of:
increase
become bigger or greater in amount

v increase in volume

“the dough rose slowly in the warm room”
Synonyms:
prove
Type of:
grow
become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

n the act of changing location in an upward direction

Synonyms:
ascending, ascension, ascent
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levitation
the act of raising (a body) from the ground by presumably spiritualistic means
heave, heaving
the act of lifting something with great effort
climb, mount
the act of climbing something
soar, zoom
the act of rising upward into the air
scaling
ascent by or as if by a ladder
clamber
an awkward climb
mountain climbing, mountaineering
the activity of climbing a mountain
rock climbing
the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)
Type of:
motion, move, movement
the act of changing location from one place to another

n a movement upward

“they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon”
Synonyms:
ascension, ascent, rising
Antonyms:
fall
a movement downward
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climb, climbing, mounting
an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
elevation, lift, raising
the event of something being raised upward
heave, heaving
an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
liftoff
the initial ascent of a rocket from its launching pad
rapid climb, rapid growth, zoom
a rapid rise
takeoff
the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrust
(geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
uplifting
the rise of something
Type of:
change of location, travel
a movement through space that changes the location of something

n the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises

Synonyms:
rising slope, upgrade
Type of:
grade
the gradient of a slope or road or other surface

n an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

“the car couldn't make it up the rise
Synonyms:
acclivity, ascent, climb, raise, upgrade
Antonyms:
declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall
a downward slope or bend
Types:
uphill
the upward slope of a hill
Type of:
incline, side, slope
an elevated geological formation

n a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground

Synonyms:
lift
Type of:
moving ridge, wave
one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
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v increase in value or to a higher point

“the value of our house rose sharply last year”
Synonyms:
climb, go up
Types:
soar
go or move upward
bull
advance in price
Type of:
grow
become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

v rise in rank or status

Synonyms:
climb up, jump
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v move to a better position in life or to a better job

Synonyms:
ascend, move up
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v return from the dead

“Christ is risen!”
Synonyms:
resurrect, uprise
raise, resurrect, upraise
cause to become alive again
Type of:
return
go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before

v become more extreme

Synonyms:
heighten
Type of:
increase
make bigger or more

v become heartened or elated

“Her spirits rose when she heard the good news”

v exert oneself to meet a challenge

rise to a challenge”
rise to the occasion”
Type of:
tackle, take on, undertake
accept as a challenge

n increase in price or value

Synonyms:
advance
Type of:
increase, step-up
the act of increasing something

n an increase in cost

“they asked for a 10% rise in rates”
Synonyms:
boost, cost increase, hike
Type of:
increase, increment
the amount by which something increases

n the amount a salary is increased

Synonyms:
hike, raise, salary increase, wage hike, wage increase
Type of:
increase, increment
the amount by which something increases

n a growth in strength or number or importance

Antonyms:
downfall, fall
a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
Types:
crime wave
a sudden rise in the crime rate
wave
something that rises rapidly
spike
a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline
Type of:
emergence, growth, outgrowth
the gradual beginning or coming forth

n (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

“the rising of the Holy Ghost”
Synonyms:
emanation, procession
Type of:
inception, origin, origination
an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
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v come into existence; take on form or shape

Synonyms:
arise, develop, grow, originate, spring up, uprise
develop
be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest
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resurge
rise again
come forth, emerge
happen or occur as a result of something
come, follow
to be the product or result
swell, well up
come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)
head
take its rise
break
come forth or begin from a state of latency
Type of:
become
come into existence

v take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

Synonyms:
arise, rebel, rise up
Types:
revolt
make revolution
mutiny
engage in a mutiny against an authority
Type of:
dissent, protest, resist
express opposition through action or words
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